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This book brings together new and original work by forty two of the world's leading scholars of Indo-European comparative philology and linguistics from around the world. It shows the breadth and the continuing liveliness of enquiry in an area which over the last century and a half has opened many unique windows on the civilizations of the ancient world. The volume is a tribute to Anna Morpurgo Davies to mark her retirement as the Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford. The book's six parts are concerned with the early history of Indo-European (Part I); language use, variation, and change in ancient Greece and Anatolia (Parts II and III); the Indo-European languages of Western Europe, including Latin, Welsh, and Anglo-Saxon (Part IV); the ancient Indo-Iranian and Tocharian languages (Part V); and the history of Indo-European linguistics (Part VI). Indo-European Perspectives will interest scholars and students of Indo-European philology, historical linguistics, classics, and the history of the ancient world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199258925
ISBN-10: 0199258929
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 39mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J.H.W. Penney

J. H. W. Penney teaches comparative philology in the University of Oxford, where he is University Lecturer in Classical Philology and a Fellow of Wolfson College. His research interests include Indo-European phonology and morphology, the languages of Pre-Roman Italy, and Tocharian.